Mr. Reindeer wrote:I think TP Productions owns all the TP IP. CBS/Showtime only have the distribution rights to the old material. I.e., they control any home video rights, what streaming platform it’s on, etc., as well as licensing of the footage. But all TP media has always been solely copyrighted to either L/F or TP Productions. Lynch can do whatever he wants with any of the characters, music, etc. I believe Jonah was just talking about the potential “sampling” of old footage. CBS’s relationship with TP is more analogous to MGM’s relationship to the James Bond films—MGM has the distribution rights, but EON Productions owns all the IP and the content of the films themselves.
If Unrecorded Night were direct sequel to Richard/Linda/Carrie, pretty sure DL would want to use old footage. ep 17 + 18 were chock full of old stuff.